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Topical Session in Honor of Warren B. Hamilton

Unconventional Ideas and Outrageous Hypotheses

G.R. Foulger, K. Howard & D.M. Jurdy

Abstract submission opens 1 April, 2019

Memorial to Warren B. Hamilton, 1925-2018

L.C. Hamilton, G.R. Foulger, S.R. Hamilton, K.A. Howard & S.A. Stein

Ying Zhou

Mid-Lithospheric Discontinuity and a new hypothesis for oceanic plateau genesis

Zhensheng (Jason) Wang, T.M. Kusky & F.A. Capitanio

Control of pre-rift lithospheric structure on the architecture and evolution of continental rifts: insights from the Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa

G. Corti, P. Molin, A. Sembroni, I.D. Bastow & D. Keir

Vienna, Austria, 7-12 April 2019

Abstract submission deadline: 10 January, 2019

TS6.2: The impact of structural inheritance across spatial and temporal scales

TS6.4: Breaking and moving plates apart: linking plate kinematics to lithospheric processes and paleogeography

TS6.6: Rifted margins: Geological and geophysical observations, interpretations and their uncertainty with respect to the understanding of their evolutions and architectures

TS9.4: Hotspots, LIPs, LLSVPs, ...: an inter-disciplinary perspective on the causes and consequences of mantle upwellings

TS9.8: Crust-Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Interplay, Deformation, and Dynamics

TS9.11: Vertical motions away from plate boundaries

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Museo Universitario di Scienze della Terra

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It is well-known that time-progressive volcanic trails are considered by many to be diagnostic of fixed mantle plumes, and that non-time progression is not considered to weigh against the plume hypothesis, but time progression in the opposite direction from that expected???? (Sinton, C. W., F. Hauff, K. Hoernle, and R. Werner (2018), Age progressive volcanism opposite Nazca plate motion: Insights from seamounts on the northeastern margin of the Galapagos Platform, Lithos, 310-311, 342-354.)

Dear WM, The first of the five spaces of the Museo Universitario di Scienze della Terra (MUST: the new Earth Sciences University Museum) opens May 19th, 2018, part of the European Night of the Museums. The exhibition "Earth: What a surprise!" launches the Atrium as a multifunctional area that will host congresses, workshops, exhibitions and cultural events. It will comprise the first step on the road to opening the largest Italian museum dedicated to Earth Sciences. More than 150,000 samples of minerals, rocks and fossils, rare scientific instruments, ancient books and thematic maps will soon be on display in a space  larger than 4000 m2. We invite you to the MUST Atrium! You will find surprises about our planet’s history, the resources we use, the hazards and risks caused by its dynamic state, and the magic of new discoveries!

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Michele Lustrino, Director Earth Science Museum, Univ. Rome